St. Paul's Childhood Center (SPCC) is a non-profit child development center sponsored by St. Paul's United Church of Christ (http://www.spucconsummit.org/cms/), founded September 4, 1970. SPCC serves children six weeks to twelve years old (Summer School Age Program), in the beautiful and historic Summit-Grand Avenue neighborhood. SPCC voluntarily participates in the Parent Aware rating system and is a four star (out of four) center as well as a NECPA (National Early Childhood Program Accreditation) accredited center. Our playground is one of five in Minnesota to be certified as a Nature Explore Classroom. The mission of SPCC is to provide the community with a safe, engaging environment for early learning that fosters physical, cognitive, social/emotional development, as well as promotes a positive sense of individuality through a community-inclusive, child-interactive, arts infused emergent curriculum.
We are licensed by the state of MN, and are proud to offer a space for early learning with low ratios, and a highly qualified staff. SPCC is located at Summit Ave and Milton St. in the east wing of St. Paul’s UCC, across from William Mitchell College, and in the heart of the Grand Avenue business district. SPCC has been providing the community an exceptional resource for early childhood education for forty-three years.
Our facility includes spacious classrooms full of natural light, a superb large muscle room, an art studio, a playground with a whimsical playhouse, and a nurturing staff dedicated to the field of early childhood education.
As we vacillate between a polar vortex, rapid thaw, and spring rain, please make sure your child has outside gear and a cubby stocked with weather appropriate clothes (snow pants, hats, winter boots mittens, weather appropriate jacket and rain boots, if you have those)! Please let us know if you need help providing your child with outdoor wear, we can help!